ADVENTURE SPORTS: Salt Creek endurance event planned for March; Quilcene Gravel Unravel coming in June

PORT ANGELES — Adventure sports on the North Olympic Peninsula are booming as area event promoter Peninsula Adventure Sports is adding two more outlets to the outdoors beginning next year.

Added to the 2020 schedule are the Salt Creek 24, a 24-hour race at the Salt Creek Recreation Area, and the Quilcene Gravel Unravel, an endurance mountain bike race through the Olympic National Forest.

Also being added to the 2020 slate is a new “Mini Moss” race for the Frosty Moss Relay.

The Salt Creek 24 will be held March 21-22. Participants, competing either solo or part of a relay team, can run or walk as many loops over a 1.3-mile-long loop as they please over a 24-hour period with each competitor developing their own personal challenges.

There will be round-the-clock activities such as mashed potato hour and bacon hour to provide sustenance for the 24-hour contest. Door prizes and a poker run also are planned.

A breakfast will wrap up the race.

Registration is now open for this event at tinyurl.com/SaltCreek24.

Quilcene race

An endurance bike race, the Quilcene Gravel Unravel, also is joining Peninsula Adventure Sports list of offerings.

The Quilcene Gravel Unravel, either a 42- or 57-mile race, will be held June 27 on a combination of paved and unpaved surfaces.

Both routes go northwest from Quilcene nearly to Blyn.

There will be both competitive and non-competitive Gran Fondo-style divisions.

The event will begin and finish at Worthington Park in Quilcene. There will be an after-race party with food and a beer garden sponsored by 101 Brewery in Quilcene.

A portion of the proceeds will support the Quilcene Museum, Quilcene Dollars for Scholar and the North Olympic Mountain Bike Team.

Other events

Peninsula Adventure Sports also sponsors the Frosty Moss on Feb. 29, the OAT Run on April 18, the GOAT Run on Sept. 12 and the Big Hurt on Sept. 26.

A 30-mile Mini Moss (from Ediz Hook to Blyn) event is being added as part of the 80-mile Frosty Moss (from the Sol Duc River to Blyn). Registration is being taken for both events. The Frosty Moss costs $95 per person, while the Mini Moss costs $75 per person.

To register your two- to five-person Frosty Moss or Mini Moss team, go to tinyurl.com/FrostyMoss.

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Sports Editor Pierre LaBossiere can be contacted at 360-417-3525 or [email protected].

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